FIRST ALERT: Isolated showers Tuesday

Heavier rain returning for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend
Published: Nov. 21, 2022 at 5:46 AM CST|Updated: Nov. 21, 2022 at 10:15 PM CST
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - We are tracking a steady stream of clouds and scattered showers lifting northeast across the area. The wet weather isn’t reaching the surface due to very dry air in the low levels of the atmosphere. Eventually, some of these showers may reach the surface, so we continue to forecast a small 30% chance for a shower for the morning drive and during the day Tuesday.

Most of the area will continue to experience cloudy and dry conditions with highs in the 50s. You will still need the jacket in the morning, although temperatures will remain above freezing; average low temperature near 39º. Dry weather will continue through the big travel day on Wednesday, with a mostly sunny sky.

THANKSGIVING DAY: The next big thing will be a rainmaker impacting the state late on Thanksgiving. Clouds will be increasing on Thursday, with rain increasing in coverage to the west in the afternoon. Rain will overspread the area through Thursday night and into the day on Friday. Plan for some wet weather for holiday shopping Friday morning.

IRON BOWL WEEKEND: We may catch a brief break in the wet weather late on Friday, but we will be tracking a trailing cold front that will impact the state by noon Saturday. This will bring a final round of rain Saturday morning. I would plan for some wet weather and possibly a few scattered storms in the vicinity for tailgating Saturday morning. The final line will be pushing east across the area Saturday, so I can’t rule out some wet weather impacts for start of the Iron Bowl. The latest data shows this system exiting by the evening; however, check in for updates just in case these changes. We have lots of updates on the WBRC First Alert Weather app and WBRC FOX6 News.

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